Who we are
CRNSA is the regional representative of national children’s rights networks in Southern Africa. We have been tasked with promoting practices and policies that fulfil children’s rights and welfare through national child rights networks across the sub-continent. We engage with national child rights networks operating in member states of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) as well as with regional and international institutions such as the African Union (AU), the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC), the Pan African Parliament (PAP), and NEPAD (New Path for Africa’s Development) for improved quality of life for children.
We were established in 2012 to improve child rights governance in Southern Africa. Our mandate is to strengthened country child rights networks that protect and promote the rights of children to ensure appropriate child development and child participation in decisions that affect them.